One More Thing …

While you’re out enjoying the conjunction of the moon and planets this evening (Dec.1), take a look in the northwestern sky starting at 5:23 p.m. The International Space Station will make a bright pass across the north above the Big Dipper. Cheers!

Celestial Spectacle Tonight!

The three brightest objects in the night sky will greet your eye this evening during twilight. Jupiter’s on top, Venus below. Face southwest starting around 5 p.m. and enjoy the view. The more adventurous can go out before sunset and spot Venus and even Jupiter in daylight by using the moon as a guide. — created with Stellarium…
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Meteorites Found On Frozen Pond In Canada

Jupiter and Venus are closest tonight (Nov. 30) and tomorrow night. A thin crescent moon joins the scene to the west of the pair this evening during twilight. Tomorrow, the three will form a compact triangle. — created with Stellarium 37,000 to 87,000 tons of meteorites fall to Earth every year. Most of them are dust to pea-sized…
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Yeah, They’re Namin’ Names

15 new craters — eight of which are shown here — have been named on the planet Mercury. You may find one of your favorite artists there soon. Photo: NASA We name things. That’s what we do to help us remember and talk about events, people and objects. New names have been selected for 15…
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A Busy Night For Dual Lights

The International Space Station (left, brighter trail) and space shuttle Endeavor cruise across the northern sky at 5:39 p.m. Saturday as seen from Duluth. The two were less than a fist apart. An airplane makes a fainter trail below the pair while yours truly keeps an eye on the excitement. Details: 30mm lens at f/2.8,…
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